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The Dead Live at Verizon Center on 2009-04-14




Set 1:

01. Cassidy
02. Passenger
03. Pride Of Cucamonga
04. Easy Wind (Warren vocals)
05. Lazy River Road
06. Alabama Getaway (Warren vocals)
07. Big Railroad Blue

Set 2:

01. Peggy-O (acoustic)
02. Glory Road (acoustic)
03. A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall (acoustic)
04. Jam(started prerecorded)>
05. Dark Star>
06. King Solomon's Marbles>
07. Drums> Space>
08. Come Together>
09. Dark Star>
10. Sugar Magnolia (Tipper Gore percussion)
11. Encore: Uncle John's Band>
12. Ripple


Collection TheDead
Band/Artist The Dead
Venue Verizon Center
Location Washington, D.C.

Source Josephson c42mp (NOS) > V3 > Korg MR-1000 (wsd 2.8 mHz)
Lineage MR-1000 > PC > Audiogate > FLAC v1.2.1 (L6) as build in TLH v2.4.1 (Build 160)
Taped by Daniel Kopp
Transferred by Daniel Kopp

Notes

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Reviews

Reviewer: BIG_R - - February 25, 2010
Subject: 4-14-09
I'm glad that you younger folks got to see these shows. However I can't listen to these guys without Jerry Garcia. It's like egg whites without salt and pepper. I know these guys were equals in The Grateful Dead and Jerry wasn't all there was to them but it just aint the same without him. I wish they would have let Warren sing more of Jerry's' songs. Bobby almost sounds as if he's mocking Jerry when he sings his tunes. I still love Bob though. Boy audience recordings are sounding great these days. By the way Warren Haynes is an incredible musician. Like zeppelin89 said he is an icon and huge influence in the music world. Most of you have heard him with the Allman's'. If you want to hear him at his absolute best go to Gov't Mule's' website and pay to download 2-13-05 and 6-23-05. If you can't afford it join the etree traders database and get yourself some audience recordings. The dates I mentioned are two of my favorites but you can't go wrong with the Mule. Peace and love to all my fellow deadheads of every age.
Reviewer: manwolf - - February 20, 2010
Subject: Duane Allman and Jerry could have done worse than Warren...
At least the 'Jerry' slot wasn't raped by some John Mayer fuckwad... Jackie Greene was a little weird for me to absorb...but I trust the Dead's musical philosophy; I dont have to agree with everything they do musically, but at least it isn't some god foresaken media darling that is pimping himself like the second coming of whoever...And for whatever it's worth, Warren Haynes has a lot of respect from the musical world at large for self-handedly infusing the Allman Brothers with much needed energy. Him and Dickey Betts with Allen Woody really helped me get over Jerry's passing, that and seeing the remainder of John Coltranes quartet, heavy musical reigns to shore up and pass...

Blessings and cheers...
Reviewer: JackonLondon - - September 29, 2009
Subject: First Dead Show Experience
Grew up listening to The Dead and Jimmy Buffett. Born in '85 so was a bit young to see them unfortunately before Jerry passed away. Regardless, great concert. Could not have been happier. Come Together was something else.

Thanks for the posting.

What a long... strange trip its been,

Jackson
Reviewer: zeppelin89 - - July 20, 2009
Subject: ??
I don't understand why everbody is hating on Warren so much. They have been around for almost 40 years and its amazing that they're even still playing. It's about having fun and playing music. So what if Warren doesn't sound like Jerry, nobody will. Besides, he is a huge influence/ icon in music period.

I was at this show and I saw them at Rothbury and personally, both shows were amazing as are all of the other shows that I've listened to on this tour.
Reviewer: brainniarb - - June 19, 2009
Subject: PMRC
Frank Zappa went toe to toe against them in 84-85

Now The Dead bring her on stage, THAT SMELLS...

Tipper Gore Jazz discharge party hat on stage. Does
that tell you anything? IT SHOULD...
Reviewer: zebjam69 - - May 7, 2009
Subject: So happy to be here!!!!!!!!!!!!!
First let me say how completely stoked I am that The Dead are touring again. Secondly, I think all this negativity needs to be seriously toned down. We should all be thankful there is a Dead Show to go see!! I myself have felt seriously lacking in my musical inspiration during the last several years with almost no shows on the east coast. Our friends work very hard to pull these shows off and deserve the support of their extended family...Us! Warren, keep on truckin man! Youre the man, as for the rest of the band, I just want to thank you for all of the inspirations and experiences you have given me in my own music, from 64' to now. This tour has been great even if I do think tipper's a complete B****. I get a real energetic surge on my own playing every time I see you guys in whichever mode it may be ie: Phil and Friends, Ratdog, Trichromes, Mickey Hart, and all family related shows. The world needs you guys now more than ever. And fellow Deadheads, we need to show these guys the love that they deserve for gettin' out here and giving us these experiences. Try not to forget where we came from and get lost in the hum-drum bulls*** that is taking over our ways of life in this day and age. By the way, who the hell is Geri
Reviewer: markimedes - - May 5, 2009
Subject: glorified practice
If you're downloading shows from this tour, I'd steer clear of the first few dates. This show was easily the worst Dead/Ratdog/Phil show I've seen. The band was out of sync and seemed to be lacking in energy until the end of the second set, and the crowd felt it. I've never seen so many people sitting at a Dead show. I left feeling depressed that my favorite band had lost it.

However.... faith fully restored after Saturday's Spectrum show! 10 times better.

Tapers, as always thank you for the hours of work you put into sharing the music.
Reviewer: Winsome_Holstein_Nebuula - - April 30, 2009
Subject: Shut Up And Play Your Guitars
Sedula - Amen!

Tipper Gore discharge on stage? "Fire & Chains, and Fire and Chains and Fire and Chains..."

And the Obama Llamma Ding Dong Monkey Spank was such an epic spooge fest.

Socialism is not healthy for children and other living things.

HETL.
Reviewer: Sedula - - April 28, 2009
Subject: Tipper or any Gore is one too many.
Tipper Gore being there ruins the whole thing. To think that The Dead helped a America hating socialist to get in the White House makes me sick. I will still go see them, but they know nothing about which they speak politically!
Reviewer: lvitall - - April 24, 2009
Subject: Great recording
So Geri is gone and the Dead will never sound the same as they did? Big deal. That does not mean you have to compare this show to best shows the Dead ever did with Geri. Would not give another band five stars for a good show and good recording because they did not have Geri playing lead guitar? If you can't get off on this music its been too long since you had a good DOSE of reality. Great to hear the boys still at it making good music with interesting jams. I saw the new years shows and had a great time, but this is even better and shows that if they keep at it they will eventually develop yet another unique style in their current incarnation.
Reviewer: R J - - April 21, 2009
Subject: thanks be to tapers
went to this show and the next night in Charlottesville. it's incredible to be able to enjoy them again so soon. GRATE SHOW! GRATE RECORDING!
Reviewer: MissingJerry - - April 20, 2009
Subject: Lackluster But great to see the boys again
I flew up to DC to managed to find a small parking lot scene pre show. Not the same as it used to be but still fun. I have seen many shows with Jerry and I can tell you that there is no lead, no confluence of instruments, and lacking the energy they once had. I think adding warren makes sense from an era stand point but not soo much with the slide guitar. He was certainly reminiscent of pig pen which i loved but the harmonius melodies that would normally take me to another place were certainly few and far between. The solos were lackluster and thus my over all feeling. Whose leading the band and why arent they allowing eachother to solo properly with the others filling in the background quietly? If the goal of the band is to bring back the Dead, why not find a guitarist who can and will emulate Jerry's sound? How about Yorma, Stu Allen, and or anyone who "isnt too big with their own style"? I wish they would get back to the basics, figure out whose leading which songs, abandon the slide guitar routine, turn up the vocals, and jam with rifts of countless rainbows...Celebrate Jerry's absence by emulating his style of picking wonderfully!
Reviewer: wtp024 - - April 20, 2009
Subject: is that Brent??
Tell that that does not sound like Brent on Passenger.. anyways... this show has more energy than the first night show.
Reviewer: Harold of the Rocks - - April 20, 2009
Subject: I was there and it was fun!
Setlist has other interpretations. After Acoustic set, Mickey stays on stage and plays the spacy ethereal stuff while the road crew breaks down the acoustic set-up. I'm sure to some, what Mickey is "playing" is "pre-recorded". :) From here, Bob and Warren come out (Mickey leaves) and the two do a traditional post-drums "Space" jam. One by one, band members return and that flowed into the Dark Star. The Space after drums is way short. If you ask, me, Space was played prior to the Dark Star, not after the Drums. I realize no one asked me. :)

The show was good. Tipper Gore had no impact on the music or anyone's vibe. By the time Sugar Mag hit, it the was the first hard dancin song since Alabama Getaway. The whole place was (finally!) dancin' and few even noticed her. I thought Weir was jokin when he thanked her. I never saw her!
Reviewer: akadannyboy - - April 19, 2009
Subject: gripe, gripe, gripe
I was tickled to be a part of the roar at the end of the second set in Greensboro. I'm tickled to see this configuration of the Dead on the road. I'm tickled when Phil assembles his all-star crew. I also am tickled that Obama is the president and I appreciate the boys supporting him in any way.It's no secret how the Dead and most of their followers are politically bent,and I'm a little surprised that a good republikan(oxymoron)like Angular would even show up at a Dead show. It just seems wrong somehow, that a person who watches those megalomaniacs at foxx news would even want be a part of this scene.And if their children are reading this, f_ck 'em.
Reviewer: angular - - April 19, 2009
Subject: my 2 cents
Good Recording! Thank you to the taper for your deadication and time! Yes, The Dead can still jam!

Secondly, I would have been disgusted over the (NO)bama clips in the space segment and the Tipper Gore appearance. The Dead are so much better than this. I pay you to play, not bring your political views out on stage. LEAVE IT AT HOME!

Lastly to the previous commentor. I have children also. Please refrain from dropping the f-bomb on this site. We may have to label your content (oh, but it's not censorship)
Reviewer: sweetface - - April 19, 2009
Subject: Tipper just wanted the warning label
Great show. Just for the record, my recollection is that Tipper was not for censorship, she was just for putting the parental warning on the cover. I fully support this -- I have kids and the worst thing is to play a CD with little kids present and suddenly they're saying fuck and everything on the CD. The parental warning is a good thing.
Reviewer: cb18201 - - April 19, 2009
Subject: .
its funny how people bitched when the guys couldnt get along and play together, now they are touring together again finally and people say the songs are over played? guess you cant please everyone. i think they have been playing their asses off and sound pretty amazing, every show so far has been better than the last. 4/15 being my favorite as of now. I think Warrens vocals are a great addition. After hearing Bird Song from the 4/18 Worcester show you I think will agree. And why do the improv jam intros some ask? Because they're The Dead. Thats what they do. They jam.
Reviewer: tjvhaiko - - April 18, 2009
Subject: I'm trying...
Having seen countless GD shows with Jerry at the helm, I have finally identified the problem i have with the Dead 09. There are too many people trying to be lead at the same time. The boys have forgotten how to back off and allow each other to display their own strengths. The sound has taken on what I can only describe as that of "meandering", the keyboard flowing constantly throughout reminds me of Vince's early days, and it's very distracting. A pause now and then to allow punctuation can be the Dead's friend. I love the band, I love the songs, but it seems as if they are overplaying everything. Back to basics boys. Great recordings, great setlists...If they'd only stop overplaying "those songs". That "improv jam intro" many of the songs are receiving, I surely can do without. All one needs to do is listen to Eyes from two nights before to fully understand where I'm coming from.
Reviewer: climategary - - April 18, 2009
Subject: If you don't get Dark Star, you don't get the Dead.
I was at Verizon on Tuesday night, and the festival atmosphere was definitely missing, but that is because there is no parking lot to be found anywhere near the venue. I missed that at first, and really was annoyed with the younger "Deadheads" that wouldn't shut up and constantly, and I mean constantly, lighting up the rows with their text messages. Times have changed, man. But then I turned inwards and just let the music carry me through the night. By the time ...> Dark Star ended, I was grinning from ear to ear, and jumped up on top of my chair for Sugar Magnolia, until security had me sit down. Dark Star was played exactly like I was hoping..meandering at times...a kickass drums interlude...spacey...ethereal. It was a thing of beauty. I met some poser on the metro home that was telling me how much this show sucked balls, and to emphasize his point he pulled out the Greensboro set list. "That was a show", he whined,"what the f%&* was that second set? Who wants to listen to all that space?". I'll tell you who wants to hear "all that space", me and thousands like me, thats who. Fantastic second set, great encore = happy Gary.
Reviewer: ratherbewithyou - - April 17, 2009
Subject: The Real Thing
This is the real deal! The closest of all the other ones and dead recordings I have heard to a Grateful Dead show from the Jerry days. Warren's guitar doesn't sound much like Jerry's, but it has that special flow to everything. I think they were putting themselves under too much tension in the past and have finally relaxed and started listening more to each other and groovin'. The only things that bugged me in my first listen are totally f'd up delivery of "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna' Fall" and parts of King Solomon's Marbles seem really sluggish. (It gets good towards the end - they find it) But that's ok. Did you ever try to sing "Hard Rain?" It's got like a bazillion words! I know Bobby has done it better. I didn't listen to the Ripple encore yet. The bulk of the show melted my face off and makes me wish I was on tour. They are finally doing Dark Star right. They put the magic mellow grooviness back in instead of the train-wreck it usually is in most Dead or Other Ones versions I have heard. Second set of this show is destined to be a classic. Probably one of the top 10 The Dead sets so far, IMHO.
Reviewer: MikeZillaTron - - April 17, 2009
Subject: Tipper Gore?
I must agree with Deadjunkie, this shows pretty good and DarkStar seems to be nice, but i cannot get past tipper gore being on stage. I would not have been happy to see her come on the stage! As a leader in trying to push more censorship on the music indusrty in the 80's I'm simply shocked to see her actually allowed on stage with my favorite band. I'm trying not to let this ruin the entire experience.
Reviewer: After 88's - - April 17, 2009
Subject: Yummy
Great night with the best acoustic set! Love to hear Warren sing! Can't wait untill the next show, the boys ARE fired up and ready to go. Thanks for the show upload, sounds great!
Reviewer: nauminetineti - - April 17, 2009
Subject: Yeahya!
Thank-you so very much for doing these recordings! Daniel Kopp, you're going straight to heaven! Each night is a progression of good musicianship, excitement, unity - the good ole Grateful Dead way! Love the new and old members' contributions, the crowds, the space jams, the added touring-universe-sounds...The Beatles! Acknowledging our President! New paths - old paths/galaxies of vibrations for all!
Reviewer: deadjunkie - - April 17, 2009
Subject: Good, but not great.
The recording sounds very good, the band sounds good, but not great. I hope the musical chemistry among the band members improves as the tour continues. I'll give the taper five stars for the effort and prompt upload. The band gets three stars for the performance, but I have to deduct a star for letting Tipper Gore onstage. (Have they forgotten the PMRC?)
Three stars total.
Reviewer: boohabi - - April 17, 2009
Subject: Pre Recorded
I think there was a 1969 show with a pre_recorded "What's Become Of The Baby" where the boys noodled on and on during it. Chicago, maybe? Can't remember everything.
Reviewer: Fratagonia - - April 16, 2009
Subject: A Savior to those in Cubes
Danimal,
Thank you for yet again saving my workday with another masterfully executed recording. The Cassidy and Alabama Getaway really got my toes-a-tappin' to kick off the first set before dusting off the acoustics for the tour. The second set is sheer greatness and possibly could've made contact with Alf's home planet. It's a testament to the fact ya don't always need a shuttle to find space. There were signs of reentering the atmosphere courtesy of Sugar Magnolia w/ Tipper formerly of the Wildcats. Which I thought flowed nicely into the encores that had me ginnin' ear to ear as if I had a beer...or a couple. The auditory awesomeness is greatly appreciated.
Reviewer: Pipes - - April 16, 2009
Subject: Pre Recorded sounds
There have been comments about the sounds during Space. Mickey is introducing everyone to the sounds of the universe, he calls it "Touring the Universe of Sound". http://www.dead.net/features/news/general-news/dead-09-touring-universe-sound . He has recorded sounds from space and will introduce a different set of sounds at each show.
Reviewer: blistex123 - - April 16, 2009
Subject: Ugh
This show was so disappointing. It could have been great, and was in places (Cassidy for instance), but the ridiculous song choices and the trying too hard to not be The Grateful Dead (look at us, we play "Passenger" now!), made it excruciating to experience.

Perhaps it's different listening to it on your computer, but being at the show was incredibly frustrating. The longstanding members of the band were just trying way too hard to make a new path and they seriously stumbled. The new guys on the other hand, seemed to just be themselves and they rocked out.
Reviewer: Stellablu122 - - April 16, 2009
Subject: They are back!!!
It seems each night gets better and this night really has some great moments. The opening of the show is rockin' and Jeff rips it up on the B3 (((( Brent)))) during Passenger.BRB is really played quite well too.Highlight has to be the joyous reading of Peggi-O by Phil. The band is more dialed in than Greensboro and yes the space>DS is long, and may not be for every body, but it shows this band will take chances and has it moments.
The end of the set has an even sicker Sugar Mag than the Roseland and total the surprise double encore is really nice.
Phil words before it sum it up perfectly as is this recording.
Reviewer: Walkingupstream - - April 16, 2009
Subject: Sick
I gotta say that last night's show was sick. A bit rigid and scripted in the first set, but offering up a few acoustic gems in that second set~! Nice.

The whole Dark Star package was fantastic. Loose, but not out of focus....Mickey and Billy are really holding this thing together! Oh, and lest I forget Lesh. Really, Phil is singing and playing like he's gotten 30 years younger. Really!

As to the prerecorded during space, there's definitely some voice sampling going on. Listening here now, I'm hearing first, Obama, and second, i gotta say I hear Jerry talking....whatcha think?

See one of these shows!!!

As for the recording, I've just started off with the Marbles, but quality is great so far. The crowd at the Verizon Center last night did a better than usual job of listening rather than shouting over the band, especially for an East Coast venue. I'm impressed.
Reviewer: olympiaroad - - April 16, 2009
Subject: incredible sound great show
It's funny b/c during the acoustic set, after Phil gives his speech about being quiet, it's clear that the taper is in a somewhat conversational section. However, this doesn't distract at all from even the acoustic set. The subliminal undercurrent just makes the listener feel like he's on the floor at the show. Incredible recording. I gave last night's show the four stars b/c of some opening night shakiness, (but not much), but tonight, they are 100% dialed in. Listening and playing very well. Not so aimless even as last night, nevermind 2004. The Dark Star may be their best post 94. One thing that's uncanny is how much Warren sounds like Brent on his solo tune. The space is like a trip back in time to the summer of 1985. Lots of modern electronics and new samples, (including what appeared to be an Obama speech used in a way reminiscent of both the GD and the Butthole Surfers in the mid-80's. Phil's reference to "doing more (acoustic stuff) in the future: is this a short term reference to throughout the tour to tourheads, (and us downloaders) or a message of commitment to future tours? (or perhaps it was just a reference to the encore. Sometimes Phil banter is just Phil banter.) I'm of the camp that says no non-GD member, (or drumming member) should sing lead. However, again WH made perfect sense on Alabama Getaway. Please Bobby, take back Shakedown though!
Reviewer: sheadgrove - - April 16, 2009
Subject: Ripple scream
This may be this first Ripple without everyone screamin at the tops of lungs. Nice job.
Reviewer: deadhead33s - - April 16, 2009
Subject: cant wait!!!!!
only problem is that some of the song names are switched(Alabama getaway and big railroad blues). otherwise, great recording and amazing show.!
Reviewer: shorthopper88 - - April 15, 2009
Subject: WOW
This an incredible second set. Improvisational music at its best
Reviewer: mid-maine - - April 15, 2009
Subject: Make Believe Ballroom!!!
sounds to me like the boys are taking a page from the play book of that fabled 1975 gamh show (which first appeared to many of us as the vinyl collection "make believe ballroom"), to great effect i might add.

the dark star -> king solomon (though cut, OUCH) is great evidence of the '75 sound. and, actually, chementi sounds awesome on this score. he has a light, watery touch that is much in evidence, despite folks saying he's mixed low. it's a subtle touch, very tasteful.

having listened to a lot of other ones and dead, i'd say this stacks right up at the top of the pile. if they keep getting any better, this will be a tour for the ages!

p.s. gotta love the drumz action (with or without tipper). nice recording, too. 4 stars on account of the cuts. the performance is an easy 5.
Reviewer: acigaryerjr - - April 15, 2009
Subject: Jehova's favorite choir...44 years and getting better
Definetly among the top 3 dead shows in 09. I've seen Warren, Phil & little bruce lee, and Ratdog separately and this combo blows them away. Warren is definetly adding another layer while being respectful to Jerry's modal style by not getting too SRV.
Warren, in my humble opinion, is a Pigpen's blues meets Brent's vocals meets Donna's hair with a Jerry/chuck berry style.
Last night was 1 set of dance; 1 acoustic mello beer break; 1 set skull-*%#! with an sing-along encore. This latest deadvolution is heating up!
Downside...Bobby needs to sing louder and Frank Zappa is spinning in his grave (he's gonna get you Mickey for lettin Tipper play!).
Reviewer: banksmc311 - - April 15, 2009
Subject: picking up steam
Like the reviewer below me, I, too, was at the Greensboro show and think that the boys are picking up steam. I thought the band's playing the first night was a bit loose and lacked direction, which is to be expected given their short practice time, and the fact that its the first show of the tour.

I am half-way through the Dark Star and so far, their playing on this show surpasses their playing in Greensboro. To me, far surpasses it. It just seems like the whole band is more in tune with each other and are playing with more gusto. Gelling together nicely.

It seems Warren is a bit more comfortable on stage and perhaps realizes that he is fitting in (nicely) and is being accepted wholeheartedly by the fan base. I thought that maybe some of his subdued playing on the first night was due to him knowing that he is filling a big hole and that people are going to be listening to him closely to see how he handles the Dead tunes. And I think he is doing wonderfully -- his playing tonight does not seem as hesitant; he really peaks wonderfully a few times in this show. He just seems to be cutting loose a bit more.

I will be catching the two shows in Chicago and will be listening to all the shows leading up to it. Needless to say, I can't wait.

Interesting to note, though -- while I was in Greensboro melting my face at the show, I had this thought that the Dead reminded me a baseball team. I was watching Warren to see how he played with the rest of the boys, and I saw excited he was to be there and how eager he was to be a part of the "team," if you will. And then I thought of how The Dead is an all-star team of sorts, i.e. all the boys play separately most of the time and rarely get together (thus why this tour is so special. But when they do get together, it's like having an all-star team. Pick up a couple free agents from other teams, like Warren and Jeff, and you have a smash-hit assembly. The trip about how it's like a sports team went a little deeper than that, but I really need to get on with the show.

Excellent recording, too! I am thoroughly impressed with the quality of this sound. And the turnaround -- so fast! Big thanks to all involved.
Reviewer: badgerboy1 - - April 15, 2009
Subject: nice
This recording is fantastic!

Just got done with the first set. All the complaining I have heard seems unwarranted, The Dead sound grate!
Reviewer: Moonshiner West - - April 15, 2009
Subject: Pre- recorded?
Come on! This isn't a Who concert! Mickey was back behind his setup entertaining everyone solo. Other than a really loud train whistle at RFK with the return of Casey , or maybe Seastones,I can't personally remember ever hearing anything pre-recorded at a show.
Reviewer: jwomusic - - April 15, 2009
Subject: I was there
Crowd didn't know the Beatles "Come Together"
coming in early on the chorus twice!

Nice recording, sounds better than my seat

second electric set fissels a bit around the
gadget noodling. Overall a good show.
Reviewer: magpie gypsybird - - April 15, 2009
Subject: thank you!!
thank you thank you for your incredible work getting these up so quickly!!!

it's such a joy to be able to listen to these...
i was so stoked when i saw this setlist =)
Reviewer: gemini dreamer - - April 15, 2009
Subject: fantastic
I am listening to the show as i write and an it sounds spectacular. I was in attendance last night and could not have enjoey myself anymore. Met some realy cool people at Green Turle prior to the show. Then miraculasly found myself watching the entire show from a luxury box. A much better spot than my seat somewhat behind the stage. The music flowed from the fella's like warm honey ooohh so sweet. With this being just the sencond show of the run they played as if they had been a single unit for many many years. The jams were fluid and slendid. From the first notes of Cassidy to the final beat of Ripple the fun was non stop. Thanx to the taper from getting this up and sharing with all of us. I am nearly in tears as i listen to this stellar version of So Many Roads ...WOW....
Reviewer: 1974 - - April 15, 2009
Subject: sell outs
listen to that crowd at the end of ripple they aint complaining about ticket prices. every event will be sold out if they keep sounding like this.
Reviewer: Sunnydrop - - April 15, 2009
Subject: many thanks
Thank you for getting this up so quickly, been listening all day. :-) Loving it.
Reviewer: tnsejed321 - - April 15, 2009
Subject: Awesome Show
Great recording. Show was a great one and to see Ripple live was a real treat!! Everybody seems to be saying that the beginning of Space was pre recorded - this is wrong, Mickey was actually creating the first part of space before the others joined in. If you were unfortunate to be behind the stage like I was, you could see Mickey tripping out over his new spacey toys!!!
Reviewer: freeborn - - April 15, 2009
Subject: dead 4-14-09 verizon center missing song
great sounding tapes ,I 'm a taper too, one thing wrong with youyr tape ! Lazy river road ia alabama getaway! please correct so the show is complete and correct Excelent sonunding

dave
Reviewer: DrewAlex - - April 15, 2009
Subject: Wow
still listening to this.

Dan you nailed this one, the acoustic songs are pristine, glory road, wow! wow! wow! how clear.

i wish i could rate it ten stars....

thanks again for such a wonderful recording.
da
Reviewer: sully1972 - - April 15, 2009
Subject: Wow
This is the first time I have ever commented on a show I downloaded from here, so let that be a testament to how GREAT this recording sounds. I mean, this is about as close to being at the show as you can get, short of buying a ticket.
Looking forward to more of your recordings. THANKS.
Reviewer: steve rain - - April 15, 2009
Subject: just full of tasty stuff and amazing TONE
let me just say NICE recording!!! the playing is getting more and more gelled all you nay sayers just listen FFS!!!! I can't belive the endless stream of BS from the FREE shows (basicly open rehersals) to this show. I for one think H.R. Pff and stuff **as seen in some review or another ** aka FATMAN version 2.0 or Warren is doing a Great job! I belive the poroof is in the pudding people the more they play ...the better it gets...and wtf more do ya want !?!?!?!! much love to the BOYZ...see ya in Woosta!
Reviewer: Decreed_It - - April 15, 2009
Subject: Excellent Recording of excellent music
Great recording, thanks so much for getting this up so fast.

Saw Greensboro in person, now listening to this one, the buys are building steam. Keep in mind every one of these songs is the '1st time played' for this particular line up, and considering that, they're really, really good!

Wish I could catch a lot more of this tour.
Reviewer: Loser_Boy - - April 15, 2009
Subject: Dead 09 touring the universe of sound
http://mickeyhart.net/home/universe.html
Reviewer: jackerowe - - April 15, 2009
Subject: Nice!
Thanks for getting this up so quick! Sounds great, wish I coulda been there! But this definitely eases the loss
Reviewer: UKDEADHEADKUWAIT - - April 15, 2009
Subject: SUPERB STUFF - SO SOON AFTER THE GIG
I am simply stunned by the quality of this stellar performance.
Warren's vocals and playing are strong. The Dark Star thru Marbles is quite incredible.
This is up there with the quality of the 1990 run with Hornsby as Chimenti's keys are simply amazing. Great mix with awesome sound recording equipment - has a real 'I was there' quality sometimes not apparent on SBD. Great to hear a deep bassy Phil trackline on this gig - he's simply on fire. Let me amend my previous comments - Weir still looks like Cookie Monster off Sesame Street (maybe changes the words from Shakedown to the latter - would be fun!) but his vocals are improving. Would be nice to get some Aoxomoxoa and Wake of the Flood album material into the mix - but I would say that as I am a perfectionist - massively better gig than Charlottesville which was a kick-ass gig in the first place. A MUST FOR DEADHEADS - GET IT NOW.
Again, many thanks to the tapers. We love you guys.
Reviewer: Kid Charlemagne - - April 15, 2009
Subject: Editing Error
Lazy River Road plays as Alabama Getaway
Alabama Getaway plays as Big RR Blues
Reviewer: bigbeahner - - April 15, 2009
Subject: Lazy River Road
Its tracked with the Easy Wind, no break...
Reviewer: fenario80 - - April 15, 2009
Subject: This sounds pretty darn good
This tour might be better than expected.

Lazy River Road is in the same track as Easy Wind
Reviewer: Daniels, Jack - - April 15, 2009
Subject: RE:Lazy River Road ...The track is MIA
RE:Lazy River Road ...The track is MIA ...

Actually it's with track 04 Easywind > Lazy River. AND track 06 and 07 are the same Big Railroad Blue. Late night last nigh ;)


Thanks we are on tour and so I'll try and fix these when we get back home. In the mean time just enjoy the stream or D/L FLACS and split track 04 and del track 07. Headed to John Paul Jones.
Reviewer: ride_her_like_a_surfer - - April 15, 2009
Subject: Lazy River Road ...
The track is MIA ...
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